Kontron Chassis Monitoring Board

Kontron introduced their chassis monitoring board (CMB). The Kontron CMB centralizes out-of-band monitoring and management of installed boards and system parameters (temperature, airflow and power supply) in mission-critical COTS systems. The chassis monitoring board features an integrated microcontroller running a multi-threaded monitoring application on the Freescale MQX real-time OS. The Kontron CMB is available now as a board or as an option in Kontron’s preconfigured VME and VPX development platforms.

Kontron chassis monitoring board (CMB)

Kontron Chassis Monitoring Board

  • System monitoring and control of critical signals: temperature, fans and power supply
  • Alarm through chassis front panel LEDS and GPIOs
  • Serial line and TCP/IP interface
  • Remote management through HTTP server
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • For use in VME, VPX and cPCI chassis
  • Centralizes out-of-band monitoring and management of installed boards
  • Designed for multi-board and multi-vendor environments
  • Based on common interface technology such as I2C and GPIOs
  • Wide range of environments: from ground benign conditions (603,005 h at 25°C) to air rotary wing applications (20,485 h at 55°C)
  • Extremely compact footprint
  • Low power requirements (< 1 W)
  • Continuously and simultaneously monitor and control up to eight power modules, eight temperature sensors and eight fans
  • Can remotely power up / down and reset boards, fans and power supplies
  • Integrated microcontroller which runs a multi-threaded monitoring application on the Freescale MQX real-time OS
  • Performs comprehensive self-tests to check components and safeguard the correct monitoring functionality
  • Communicates to remote applications or higher application software via command line interface on a serial line or via Ethernet
  • Integrated TCP/IP stack provides support for DHCP, Telnet and HTTP for LAN- and WAN-based solutions
  • Available as a board or as an option in Kontron’s preconfigured VME and VPX development platforms
Kontron CMB (chassis monitoring board) block diagram

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